Moon's magnetic field may have drawn power from the Earth to last longer than thought

A sample brought back to Earth by the Apollo 15 mission in 1971 indicates that the interior of the Moon may have been active for longer than previously believed. According to researchers at MIT and Rutgers University, the molten core of the ancient Moon was an active dynamo that drew power from the Earth's gravitational pull to keep its magnetic field going for a billion years longer than previously thought... Continue Reading Moon's magnetic field may have drawn power from the Earth to last longer than thought Category: Space Tags: Magnetic field MIT Moon Rutgers University Related Articles: Scientists put "five-second rule" to the test Squishy motor powers robots that can take a beating Paper-based plasma generators zap bacteria Neurodegenerative disorders may meet their match with 3D micro-scaffold

Moon's magnetic field may have drawn power from the Earth to last longer than thought

A sample brought back to Earth by the Apollo 15 mission in 1971 indicates that the interior of the Moon may have been active for longer than previously believed. According to researchers ...

Wed 9 Aug 17 from Gizmag

Lunar dynamo's lifetime extended by at least 1 billion years

New evidence from ancient lunar rocks suggests that an active dynamo once churned within the molten metallic core of the moon, generating a magnetic field that lasted at least 1 billion years ...

Wed 9 Aug 17 from Phys.org

Lunar dynamo's lifetime extended by at least 1 billion years, Wed 9 Aug 17 from ScienceDaily

A Real Dynamo: Moon's Magnetic Field Lasted Far Longer Than Thought

The moon's magnetic field lasted at least 1 billion years longer than previously thought, a new study finds. This suggests that alien moons and planets may also have magnetic fields that can ...

Thu 10 Aug 17 from SPACE.com

Moon's magnetic field lasted longer than thought

Researchers from Rutgers University in New Jersey have studied a lunar rock brought to Earth during the Apollo 15 space mission in 1971 to understand the moon's magnetic field.

Thu 10 Aug 17 from Daily Mail

Moon discovery may expand where we search for alien life

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Wed 9 Aug 17 from Engadget

Moon’s Magnetic Field Lasted Far Longer than Believed

Thu 10 Aug 17 from Laboratory Equipment

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